Corp Samuel Frederick Staples

Birth
Worcester, Worcester County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 25 Jun 1876 (aged 26–27)
Little Big Horn Battle Site, Big Horn County, Montana, USA
Burial Crow Agency, Big Horn County, Montana, USA
Plot Buried in the Mass Grave
Memorial ID 6096872 · View Source
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Corporal, Company I, 7th US Cavalry. Killed in action during the Battle of the Little Big Horn, in which General George A. Custer and most of the 7th Cavalry were wiped out.

The son of S. E. Staples, he enlisted on 9 Jan 1872 in New York City, giving his previous occupation as Painter. He was 5 feet, 6 1/2 inches tall, with brown eyes, dark hair, and a dark complexion. His company, under the command of Captain Keogh, was at the end of Custer's column, and he was killed with all the men of that company in an apparent rear guard action or possible fourth column split attack. Following the battle, the dead soldiers were buried where they fell, and in June 1877, the bodies were reinterred into a mass grave on the top of Last Stand Hill. His widow, Annie C. Staples, resided in New York City, and received a pension of $8 per month.


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  • Created by: Kit and Morgan Benson
  • Added: 17 Jan 2002
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6096872
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Corp Samuel Frederick Staples (1849–25 Jun 1876), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6096872, citing Custer National Cemetery, Crow Agency, Big Horn County, Montana, USA ; Maintained by Kit and Morgan Benson (contributor 46483611) .